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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop "THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!" card





Hello and welcome to this stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop for 2014.

The card I chose to make today uses my favorite color combo.. RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

For this card, I used an Operation Write Home Sketch for my card:  SKETCH #123  *pictured down below




SUPPLIES:

card stock:  Real Red, Neenah White and Neenah Patriot Blue, Gold (Poster board from Hobby Lobby *$1.19 a large sheet, punches beautifully)
pattern paper:  The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Proud to Serve
stamps:   Hero Arts Everything You Do
ink:  Midnight Muse
accessories:   Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug Distress Stripes & Stars embossing folders, Star Punch and Dimensionals

**GIVEAWAY**

I am having a giveaway on the post before this one..   included is a card kit to make 10 of these cards, including adhesive, dimensions and envelopes.. as well as a brand new Spellbinders 9 pc Edge dies set.  

{{CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE POST}}


SKETCH #123




This Memorial Day as we remember and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice..  I wanted to share this prayer (from the internet) for our military members that serve today:


Brave warriors, should fate find us in battle, May our cause be just. May our leaders have clear vision. May our courage not falter. May we be triumphant an earn victory as we show mercy to our enemies.
May our efforts bring lasting peace. May our sacrifice be always appreciated by those we serve. May we return to our loved ones unharmed. Should we be harmed, may our wounds heal. Should we perish in the struggle, may God embrace us and find for us a place in His Kingdom.  


Thanks for stopping by.



thanks for looking ~



have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

86 comments:

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Wow! What a stunning card. I have yet to try this sketch, but I will now try it. I also appreciate the prayer, thank uou for sharing that. :)
Raeanna

Cora said...

Fabulous card Pam. You are the best when it comes to patriotic cards. Thanks for all you do. You are an inspiration. You are a great voice for military wives

Carol L said...

You inspire me with every card you create, and this is fabulous! You've also used my favorite go-to sketch from OWH and I love the patriotic colors and big, bold sentiment! Well done! Enjoy the race - I'll be watching too!

Lori Kobular said...

Pam your card is perfect! Love the embossed stars and Red, White and Blue!! Very patriotic!!

Jessie said...

I really love your card, Pam! So very patriotic. Thanks for sharing!

Beth L. said...

Fantastic card! I love the paper you used for the background. I agree with Cora, your cards are always an inspiration for me.
Thanks for sharing the prayer.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card as always - thanks for all you do to support OWH

Barb Housner

Debbie McNamee said...

Great combination of the perfect paper and embossing too!! Great card!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is a great card. I like the background paper.

Kimberley Martini Young said...

Your cards always look so easy and simple but I know the love behind them is just amazing.

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Pam, such a sharp beautiful card. Love the rich papers you chose. Thank you to your entire family, for your service, I can only imagine the sacrifices you have all made. Thank you!

sherry varga said...

Pam, just a most gorgeous card, love your papers, embossing and and sentiment. Thanks to your family for their service.

Ronni Unger said...

GREAT card Pam! I love how you use embossing to create so much depth and texture! What kind of gold paper is the star!

Margaret said...

Fantastic card as usual Pam.

Celeste Goff said...

What an amazing card...I love it!!!

PatQ's Cards said...

Great card. Love all the details.

Marsha said...

This is absolutely wonderful!!! I think this is my favorite card to far today. Every part of it is perfect. Thanks so much. (It is going in my "to be CASED' file).

conil said...

Great take on the sketch. Don't you just love that embossing folder? And thank you for your sacrifice and your husband, for his service to keep our nation safe.

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love this card! The papers are perfect. I'm going to have to check this sketch out again.

Sharon said...

I have that same paper and used it in a similar sketch. I made a card that looks like something Pamela would have made. That made my weeks. Thanks!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pam! You always make the most beautiful patriotic cards. Love following your blog! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

Jen R said...

Nice layering and textures!

Cherie said...

I love the way you used the stars and stripes embossing folders on your card. The kraft star is a great touch!

Sharon Cheng said...

You did a wonderful interpretation of the sketch. Love how you replaced the heart with a star.

Paula S. said...

Pam, you always do such beautiful work and never cease to inspire me. I love seeing you share your cards on the OWH Facebook wall and I know I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing this prayer and sincere gratitude to your family for it's military service. God bless!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your take on the sketch is absolutely wonderful. I really love all the stars and stripes look!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Patriotic card, I love all of the layers!

byAnnette said...

Really like your card!
The different embossing adds a special touch while enhancing the sentiment!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how your version of the sketch turned out. That flag paper in the background is totally awesome. If it is not paper but stamping, then it is more awesome!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Pam! You are a master card maker. You know I'm a fan and this card is no exception! I totally love that flag background DP! Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do!

Kathy S said...

Love the sketch interpretation. Very professional looking.

Valerie Doyle said...

Great card - love the embossing.

Erika said...

I love your card! You're always making me go by Hobby Lobby to check out their papers...and I have way too much paper! Ha ha. Hope you enjoyed the race in Charlotte- I've done that once and it's a lot of fun.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a wonderful card...love the patterned paper and the star embossed panel.

April Story said...

Love this card. I will definitely be CASEing it. And pinning it. And if I win - making it. :-)
April

Lee Mae said...

Pam, your eye for color, pattern, and texture, plus proportion is just amazing. Love this card from top to bottom. Enjoy the races!

Barbara said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. Your choice of papers is just terrific.

Colleen said...

OH WOW what a beautiful card! So Inspiring as always.

StampNK said...

Beautiful combination of embossing, papers and stamping. LOVE this!

Shelley C said...

Your cards are always so clean, well designed, and full of texture. You always seem to have just the right stuff! Once again, you have outdone yourself, and created a beautiful patriotic card.

Kristie said...

Another amazing card from you, Pam. I always love all the layers on your cards. And thanks for the idea of using posterboard for punches. Thanks for your continued support of OWH.

Patt H. said...

I really love this card! The papers & the texture are amazing!! Wonderful layout also!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I really really like this, actually I like ALL of your cards, this one is very well done, love the background paper and the placement of every detail down to the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

Pam, I really love this card! That's a sketch I haven't yet tried - thanks for inspiring me to do so!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tip on the gold poster board..we just got a HL! The gold star is such a great focal point on your card. Love your blog & always inspired by your kits! :)

Michele Smith said...

This is such an awesome card...where do I begin. I love the embossed stars. Haven't even thought of using poster board - what a fabulous idea! The layers are so pretty and the sentiment is lovely. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing the prayer and your creativity with us!

Jo Ann Usey said...

You certainly rocked that sketch - fabulous card!

Beth F. said...

Gorgeous card! I love your background paper and the embossed stars. I have used that sketch so many times...it is one of my absolute favorites!

Karenladd said...

I love this card with the embossing and wonderful papers! Thank you so much for your family's service to this country and for the chance to win a fabulous card kit! Just signed up to follow by email!

SHartl said...

ooh, that paper you used is just perfect for your card! I love the embossed star paper and the great patriotic design.

Jodie Heuser said...

Wonderful card, love all the texture

Maria Matchell said...

I love, love, love this card! Patriotic through and through. Beautiful!

mariangel said...

lovely card love the embossing stars and the base paper is awesome
thanks for sharing

Tammy Pope said...

What a great card highlighting a patriotic theme! Love the embossed panel. Thanks for the tip on the gold poster board!

Sybrina K said...

Love the embossing and that great gold star!

Rufus said...

Love this card! The background paper is so pretty and the stars, both embossed and punched. Great sentiment too. Thanks to you and your family for your service to our country. Thanks for all your support of OHW!
R/

Amy C. said...

This is a beautiful card! I love all the embossing used and the pretty papers. Great job!

Linda said...

Perfect card as always! Keep on inspiring us! WTG!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love the embossing and the banner.

grandmato20 said...

each layer on this card is super!
love the embossed stars and flag background in particular

Shanta said...

Great card!

Unknown said...

Lovely card. Any hero would be proud to receive! Katie Wilson winzercastle@sbcglobal.net

rstuck2003 said...

I love the combination of the papers and the embossing...this is a great card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue D said...

Fabulous card. Love the flag paper and the embossing.

Cheri said...

Wow! I'd never heard that prayers before, but how profound it is! Thank you for sharing it and for sharing your stunning card.

Ann Marie said...

Love all if your cards! But this one is the best!

carolscreativepapers said...

Hi Pam: I love the papers you used on your card, but I especially love the prayer that you shared. Very moving. I follow your blog and am always inspired by what you create. Thanks!

Jackie Watson said...

What a awesome card, the best card yet.

Heather said...

Your card finally motivatted me to get that stars embossing folder - beautiful card and thanks for the inspiration.

J Reece said...

thank you for a great card and wonderful prayer. i LOVE the flag paper in the background and you did a great job with the sketch!

coco said...

Your card is a winner! Must CASE!!

Michelle said...

Great card! I love the background paper! Thank you!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the embossed piece with the flag background. Beautiful card.

Brenda Hugar said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card. Loved the flag background. TFS

Waverunner said...

Very nice card.

I liked the sentiment you posted.

WhoMom said...

Fabulous card. I've never seen the paper you used and think its great. Thanks for sharing on the hop and having a giveaway.

WhoMom said...

Fabulous card. I've never seen the paper you used and think its great. Thanks for sharing on the hop and having a giveaway.

Becki with an i blog said...

Another fantastic card. I always look forward to your next creation. Thanks for being a hop stop.

Aimee said...

This is an absolutely perfect card! I love everything about it. It's clean and simple, but so NICE. You can tell the quality of the supplies. Winning kits for this card would be AWESOME!!!

Blythe said...

Very nice flag background

Diana N. said...

Love your card! It's just about as close to perfection as it can be. Love the sketch for starters and then there is all that texture added by embossing!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you coordinated the elements - great job!!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love it!

Stacy B said...

Great card...I love that patterned paper and the idea of using the poster board for the star punch is perfect!

Ann said...

Pam, I love your cards! They always look so crisp and clean. I have CASEd several of them. I love the background paper on these!

Kerry said...

Such a sharp, clean card. I like the embossing and all the layers which adds such a sense of depth to the card.